Archive for February, 2012

They’re Working On the Problem, But It Isn’t Working

Posted by Lloyd on February 24, 2012
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Some states or districts have adopted Food Pyramid Choice Menus (FPCM). According to the Oregon Department of Education, students in schools offering FPCM are given the daily opportunity to self-select lunches from a minimum of three entrees, six or more fruit and vegetable choices (including salad bar offerings), three bread/grain items (preferably one whole grain) and two types of low-fat milk. Continue reading…

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Obesity-Linked Disease Predictors in Middle-Aged Women

Posted by Lloyd on February 22, 2012
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Physicians and scientists have long known that obesity, or excess body fat, can expose individuals to increased risk of conditions such as osteoarthritis, heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer.

There are several measurements commonly used to determine if an individual should be considered obese, and thus at increased risk. It is not clear, however, which measure best predicts increased risk.

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Healthy Picnic Recipes

Posted by Lloyd on February 16, 2012
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Take a break from fat-laden fried chicken and potato salad. Instead, pack a cooler and head to your favorite picnic spot with these innovative dishes. Continue reading…

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Dealing With Urinary Tract Incontinence

Posted by Lloyd on February 14, 2012
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Urinary incontinence, or the inability to control one’s urination, is a devastating problem that affects many post-menopausal women. This is a fairly common disorder but, because it unfortunately causes great shame and humiliation for many sufferers, too often it is a silent complaint that is not “talked about,” either socially or during a visit to one’s healthcare provider. Continue reading…

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Ear Cartilage Pseudomonas infection

Posted by Lloyd on February 09, 2012
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Nipple — breast abscess (may require surgical drainage)

Penis foreskin getting stuck pulled back, tearing of the urethra

Navel and Chest Wall– migration of jewelry to body surface Continue reading…

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Emotional Health Improves With Age. Part 2

Posted by Lloyd on February 03, 2012
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More Room to Reflect
John Mayer, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire and expert in emotional intelligence, said that as people age they gain more mental space to reflect on and understand their emotional lives.

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Emotional Health Improves With Age. Part 1

Posted by Lloyd on February 03, 2012
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Fine wine and blue jeans aren’t the only things that get better with age. A new study says your emotional maturity also flourishes as time goes by.

Though your motions may slow down as you get older, your emotions rev up to new levels of complexity and intensity. Continue reading…

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Understanding the Effects of VR Exercise

Posted by Lloyd on February 01, 2012
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To understand the effects of VR exercise, both the physiological and psychological responses are important. In these studies, even though subjects were working at the same perceived effort, they worked at a higher exercise intensity on the VR machines than on the non-VR machines. Psychologists describe this phenomenon as dissociation, whereby the subjects’ attentional focus is shifted away from internal cues of how hard they feel they are working. Because exercisers are working at a higher intensity, they should logically experience greater improvements in aerobic capacity and body composition if they regularly use VR machines. Continue reading…

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